The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A best-selling video game has more options to get more women players. In the incredibly popular FIFA 16 game, gamers can choose women's teams for the first time. It has 12 top international women's teams. They can only play against each other, not against men. A trial version of the game was put online on September 8th. Game players who tested it said the games with women's teams were faster than games with men's teams.



The FIFA 16 company is excited about the women's teams. It is one of the most important changes in the game's 22-year history. The company called having women's teams, "a massive event". It added: "We are equally excited about bringing millions of fans a new way to play." U.S. player Alex Morgan was excited about being in FIFA 16. She said: "It is such an honour…I always wondered what it would be like….It is very cool to know that it is now a reality."

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Sources
  • http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2490836,00.asp
  • http://www.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2015-09-08/fifa-16-demo-september-8-release-uswnt-chelsea-manchester-city-real-madrid-barcelona
  • http://www.vcpost.com/articles/89914/20150908/fifa-16-demo-12-womens-teams-new-game-modes-gameplay-changes.htm


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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A best-

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time

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more

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version of the game

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incredibly

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with men's teams

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for the first

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online

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They can only play against

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popular

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A trial

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selling video game

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put

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options

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faster than games

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each other



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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one of the most important

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event

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the game's 22-

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way to play

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a massive

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reality

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equally

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what it would be like

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bringing millions of fans a new

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year history

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I always wondered

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cool

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It is very

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changes

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it is now a

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excited

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A best-selling video game has more (1) ___________________ more women players. In the (2) ___________________ FIFA 16 game, gamers can choose women's teams (3) ___________________. It has 12 top international women's teams. They can only play against each other, not against men. A trial version of the game (4) ___________________ on September 8th. Game players (5) ___________________ the games with women's teams (6) ___________________ games with men's teams.

The FIFA 16 company (7) ___________________ the women's teams. It is one of the most (8) ___________________ the game's 22-year history. The company called having women's teams, "(9) ___________________". It added: "We are equally excited about bringing millions of fans (10) ___________________." U.S. player Alex Morgan was excited about being in FIFA 16. She said: "(11) ___________________…I always wondered what it would be like….It is very cool to know that it (12) ___________________."





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Abest-sellingvideogamehasmoreoptionstogetmorewomenplaye
rs.IntheincrediblypopularFIFA16game,gamerscanchoosewomen'st
eamsforthefirsttime.Ithas12topinternationalwomen'steams.Theyc
anonlyplayagainsteachother,notagainstmen.Atrialversionofthegam
ewasputonlineonSeptember8th.Gameplayerswhotesteditsaidthega
meswithwomen'steamswerefasterthangameswithmen'steams.The
FIFA16companyisexcitedaboutthewomen'steams.Itisoneofthemost
importantchangesinthegame's22-yearhistory.Thecompanycalle
dhavingwomen'steams,"amassiveevent".Itadded:"Weareequallyex
citedaboutbringingmillionsoffansanewwaytoplay."U.S.playerAlexM
organwasexcitedaboutbeinginFIFA16.Shesaid:"Itissuchanhonour…
Ialwayswonderedwhatitwouldbelike….Itisverycooltoknowthatitisno
wareality."

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